2/7/22 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Mission (1959) | Sammy Davis, Jr., James Edwards | Buffalo Soldiers

One in this western anthology series hosted by Dick Powell, based on the works of Zane Grey. Dick Powell makes introductory comments about black soldiers service in the U.S. cavalry.  In this episode, the men of the 10th Cavalry, an all black unit known as The Buffalo Soldiers, has been chosen to transport a Comanche chieftain back to the fort where he will sign a peace treaty with the U.S. government. Continue reading

3/21/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: March 20- March 24, 2019


Spring has finally arrived! Soon the flowers will be in bloom and love will be in the air. And if you love the arts you will find dance from Da Bronx to the Chelsea, music in Brooklyn and at Radio City Music Hall, karaoke night in Garden City and explore Asian culture and art throughout the city. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

3/13/19 O&A NYC DANCE: Marcel Wilson- Ailey II

Marcel Wilson, Jr. is living his dream. A member of Ailey II, the Bronx native will perform March 13 though 17 at NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Place. Continue reading

12/30/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Smokie Norful – Dear God (Live)

Rev. W.R. “Smokie” Norful, Jr. best known for his 2002 album, I Need You Now and his 2004 release, Nothing Without You, which won a Grammy at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 2004. Norful received his second Grammy in 2015 at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for his song No Greater Love, ten years after winning his first. Continue reading

11/20/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson- The Queen Of Gospel



Mahalia Jackson, The Queen of Gospel, became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world. She became an internationally acclaimed singer and civil rights activist. Entertainer Harry Belafonte described Jackson as “the single most powerful black woman in the United States”. She recorded about 30 albums.  Continue reading

6/5/16 O&A NYC IN MEMORARIUM: Muhammad Ali


A heart is not judged by how much you love;

but by how much you are loved by others.  

L Frank Baum from the Wizard of Oz  Continue reading



Sylvester James, Jr. better known as Sylvester, was a disco and soul singer-songwriter. Known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance that exemplified the era. Sylvester was often described by the mainstream media as a drag queen, but he repeatedly rejected such a description. Responsible for a string of hit singles in the late 1970s, Sylvester became known in the United States under the moniker of the “Queen of Disco.” Continue reading

2/29/16 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Boyz N The Hood (Excerpts)

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Boyz n the Hood (1991) The groundbreaking urban drama and directorial debut film written and directed by John Singleton. The film depicts life in South Central Los Angeles, California and marked the acting debut of Ice Cube and Morris Chestnut  Boyz n the Hood also starred Cuba Gooding, Jr., Larry Fishburne, Nia Long and Angela Bassett.  Continue reading

10/18/17 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Dancing Into The New Year: The League of Extraordinary Dancers (Episode Two)- AntiGravity Heroes


Two best friends break into a warehouse and uncover strange artifacts that unleash incredible powers. Continue reading

9/23/15 O&A NYC Wildin Out Wednesday: The Beverly Hillbillies

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The Beverly Hillbillies is a sitcom originally broadcast for nine seasons on CBS from 1962 to 1971. The series is about a poor backwoods family transplanted to Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land. This video is the 1st (first) episode. The series starred Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer, Jr. Continue reading